Organizational Conduct

Fraternity & Sorority Life

This page contains information regarding chapters on probationary statuses with the University, and chapters which have been removed from the University. 

 

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For definitions on commonly used terms, please visit our Greek Glossary here.

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To find out more about a specific organization's (Inter)National Organization's Sanctions, please contact that organization. Contact information for each organization can be found here.

For more information on the timeline of this initiative or FAQs, please click here.

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Current Organizational Conduct

Chapters listed here are currently on a disciplinary probation status with the University. Once their probation ends, the chapter's information below will be moved to the Organizational Conduct History section. Chapters not listed here are in good standing with the University. 

Please be advised that if your fraternity or sorority is found to be assisting in the violation of any of these terms while any of the groups listed below are on Disciplinary Probation, your chapter may be held responsible for its’ actions as well as the chapter on Disciplinary Probation. Please ensure that your membership is aware of the above provisions and restrictions. 

This information will be updated as cases are resolved. 

 

Reported to Institution: August 2017
Investigation Initiated: September 12, 2017
Organization Charged: October 9, 2017
Date Probation Ends: May 12, 2018

(Inter)National Organization Sanctions Imposed: Yes

Description:
The chapter was on Academic Probation with the Office of the Dean of Students for the Spring 2017 semester due to violating a University policy regarding new member academic performance at the end of the fall 2016 semester. The chapter did not complete the sanctions listed in their Academic Probation notice sent to chapter leadership on February 22, 2017. Through the investigation process, it was confirmed the chapter did not complete the terms of their Academic Probation and the chapter was found responsible for two violations of the Student Code of Conduct

Charges & Findings:

  • (28) Violating a University policy or rule as stipulated herein or as promulgated and announced by authorized personnel, including but not limited to University policies or rules relating to facilities use, smoking, the acceptable use of information technology resources, research or service misconduct, finder’s fees relating to clinical investigations involving human subjects or access to University data or materials, University libraries, dining services, parking or transportation, University identification card use, sexual harassment, residence halls, and registered student organizations -- Responsible
  • (24) Failing to respond to a request to report to a University administrative office; failing to comply with a lawful directive of a University employee or other public official acting within the scope of his/her duties; or failing to identify oneself to a University employee or other public official acting within the scope of his/her duties when requested to do so. -- Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary Probation indicates that the University has found you in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and/or other University policies. You are placed on probationary status with the University October 6, 2017 through May 12, 2018. During this time, the University expects that you will reflect on your behavior, prevent further unacceptable behavior, and demonstrate positive contributions to the University community. Further violations will result n more severe disciplinary actions, including suspension.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter will follow all Eta Phi Advisory Team and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Tennessee District Representative directives.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter President must meet with the Office of the Dean of Students -Fraternity Advisor bi-weekly to discuss the Chapter’s academic progress.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter must submit a calendar of events for Fall 2017 semester to the Office of the Dean of Students - Fraternity Advisor and National Pan-Hellenic Council Executive Board. This is to be completed no later than October 16, 2017.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter must submit a calendar of events for Spring 2018 semester to the Office of the Dean of Students - Fraternity Advisor and National Pan-Hellenic Council Executive Board. This is to be completed no later than December 4, 2017.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter must receive approval prior to sponsoring or co-sponsoring any events from the Office of the Dean of Students, the Eta Phi Advisory Team, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Tennessee District Representative. This restriction is in effect until May 12, 2018.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter is required to hold all sponsored and co-sponsored activities and events on University-controlled property. This restriction is in effect until May 12, 2018.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter will plan and execute a program on an academic related issue for the National Pan-Hellenic Council community. This program must be approved in advance by the Office of the Dean of Students. At least 90% of active Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter members must be present at the event. Attendance must be recorded using the MocSync card swipe system. The list of attendees must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students within 24 hours of the event. This is to be completed no later than December 4, 2017.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter will sponsor or co-sponsor a program on an academic related issue with another student organization, academic department, or University office. This program must be approved in advance by the Office of the Dean of Students. At least 90% of active Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Eta Phi Chapter members must be present at the event. Attendance must be recorded using the MocSync card swipe system. The list of attendees must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students within 24 hours of the event. This is to be completed no later than March 2, 2018.

Reported to Institution: August 2017
Investigation Initiated: September 12, 2017
Organization Charged: October 9, 2017
Date Probation Ends: May 12, 2018

(Inter)National Organization Sanctions Imposed: No

Description:
The chapter was on Academic Probation with the Office of the Dean of Students for the Spring 2017 semester due to violating a University policy regarding new member academic performance at the end of the fall 2016 semester. The chapter did not complete the sanctions listed in their Academic Probation notice sent to chapter leadership on February 22, 2017. Through the investigation process, it was confirmed the chapter did not complete the terms of their Academic Probation and the chapter was found responsible for two violations of the Student Code of Conduct

Charges & Findings:

  • (28) Violating a University policy or rule as stipulated herein or as promulgated and announced by authorized personnel, including but not limited to University policies or rules relating to facilities use, smoking, the acceptable use of information technology resources, research or service misconduct, finder’s fees relating to clinical investigations involving human subjects or access to University data or materials, University libraries, dining services, parking or transportation, University identification card use, sexual harassment, residence halls, and registered student organizations -- Responsible
  • (24) Failing to respond to a request to report to a University administrative office; failing to comply with a lawful directive of a University employee or other public official acting within the scope of his/her duties; or failing to identify oneself to a University employee or other public official acting within the scope of his/her duties when requested to do so. -- Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary Probation indicates that the University has found you in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and/or other University policies. You are placed on probationary status with the University September 29, 2017 through May 12, 2018. During this time, the University expects that you will reflect on your behavior, prevent further unacceptable behavior, and demonstrate positive contributions to the University community. Further violations will result n more severe disciplinary actions, including suspension
  • The Kappa Alpha Order, Zeta Upsilon Chapter President and Scholarship Chair must meet with the Office of the Dean of Students - Fraternity Advisor to discuss a chapter academic plan. This is to be completed no later than October 6, 2017
  • Kappa Alpha Order, Zeta Upsilon Chapter will plan and execute a program on an academic related issue for the Interfraternity Council community. This program must be approved in advance by the Office of the Dean of Students. At least 90% of active Kappa Alpha Order, Zeta Upsilon Chapter members must be present at the event. Attendance must be recorded using the MocSync card swipe system. The list of attendees must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students within 24 hours of the event. This is to be completed no later than December 4, 2017
  • Kappa Alpha Order, Zeta Upsilon Chapter will sponsor or co-sponsor a program on an academic related issue with another student organization, academic department, or University office. This program must be approved in advance by the Office of the Dean of Students. At least 90% of active Kappa Alpha Order, Zeta Upsilon Chapter members must be present at the event. Attendance must be recorded using the MocSync card swipe system. The list of attendees must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students within 24 hours of the event. This is to be completed no later than March 2, 2018.

Reported to Institution: November 16,  2016
Investigation Initiated: November 16,  2016
Organization Charged:
 January 20, 2017
Date Probation Ends
: May 31, 2018

(Inter)National Organization Sanctions Imposed: Yes

Description:
The Office of the Dean of Students received an anonymous report that the Delta Theta Chapter of Sigma Chi was hazing their Fall 2016 New Member Class. The report included details of hazing acts which were allegedly occurring including restricting food consumption, and withholding personal property and sleep. The chapter was placed on Interim Suspension the same day the report was received and the new members were interviewed about the allegations. The University continued its investigation with interviews of Chapter Leadership and continued conversations with the Sigma Chi International Headquarters Staff. Through the investigation, the items listed in the anonymous report were confirmed and the chapter was found responsible for three violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

Charges & Findings:

  • (11) Participating in hazing. "Hazing" is defined as any intentional or reckless act, on or off University controlled property, by one student, acting alone or with others, which is directed against any other student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student, or which induces or coerces a student to endanger his or her mental or physical health or safety, and includes treatment of a violent, abusive, shameful, insulting, or humiliating nature. Without limiting the foregoing, such action is prohibited when connected with initiation into or affiliation with an organization and does not include participation in customary athletic events or similar competition. -- Responsible
  • (5) Causing physical harm to any person (including oneself); endangering the health or safety of any person (including oneself); engaging in conduct that causes a reasonable person to fear harm to his/her health or safety; or making an oral or written statement that an objectively reasonable person hearing or reading the statement would interpret as a serious expression of an intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular individual or group of individuals, although the speaker need not mean to carry out the act of unlawful violence in order to constitute a violation of this rule. -- Responsible
  • (12) Engaging in disorderly conduct, which means: fighting or other physically violent or physically threatening conduct; creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act that serves no legitimate purpose; making noise that could unreasonably disturb others who are carrying on lawful activities; or conduct that breaches the peace. -- Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary Probation indicates that the University has found the Chapter in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and/or other University policies. The Chapter placed on probationary status with the University 3/17/2017 through 5/31/2018. During this time, the University expects that the Chapter will reflect on their behavior, prevent further unacceptable behavior, and demonstrate positive contributions to the University community. Further violations will result in more severe disciplinary actions, including suspension.
  • Community Service: During each fall and spring semester of Disciplinary Probation, the Chapter will be expected to organize and complete at least one philanthropic and/or community service activity. They must all be organized and discharged in a manner which does not involve alcohol or any alcohol-based social engagement. No week-long philanthropic and/or community service initiatives will be approved. Events must be open to only Chapter membership or Chapter membership and non-Greek affiliated students. All philanthropic and/or community service activities must be approved by both the Sigma Chi International Headquarters and the Office of the Dean of Students for the duration of the Chapter’s probationary status.
  • Loss of Privileges/Restrictions: The Chapter will be restricted from the following University privileges activities.
    -Hosting any social events and/or activities at any location (Spring 2017 and Summer 2017)
    -Recruitment events (Spring 2017)
    -New member education activities (Spring 2017)
    -Greek Show (Spring 2017)
    -Intramural Sports (Spring 2017)
    -Participation in University-sponsored Homecoming activities (e.g. Lip-Sync) (Fall 2017)
    -Hosting any social events and/or activities involving alcohol at any location, with the exception of events and/or activities involving alcohol which are hosted at a third-party facility licensed to serve alcohol by the state for which the event and/or activity occurs (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018)
    -Other University privileges may be restricted as a result of the Chapter’s probationary status.

The University further expects the Chapter to fully complete and/or implement the following additional initiatives:

  • Initiation of Fall 2016 New Members: Fall 2016 New Members must be initiated no later than March 31, 2017. A Sigma Chi International Headquarters staff member must be present during all ritualistic ceremonies of initiation. No other new member education initiatives/activities, with the exception of the Ritual Bridge, may occur with fall 2016 New Members. (Note: The Chapter is reminded that an initiation report must be submitted within 24-hours of initiation via OrgSync per Fraternity and Sorority Life policy. The chapter is also reminded to update their full roster at that time utilizing the roster change form).
  • Alumni Advisory Board: The Chapter, in conjunction with Sigma Chi International Headquarters, must recruit, select, train, and establish goals for an Alumni Advisory Board. The Alumni Advisory Board must receive formal training from Sigma Chi International Headquarters. Alumni Advisory Board member and training information should be shared with the Office of the Dean of Students. This must be completed no later than August 21, 2017.
  • Monitoring of Chapter Activities: A Sigma Chi International Headquarters staff member or a trained Delta Theta Chapter Alumni Advisory Board member must be present for all IFC formal recruitment events, as well as during all ritualistic ceremonies of initiation, for the duration of the Chapter’s probationary status.
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Preparation for Brotherhood New Member Education Program: This is a wholly revitalized and redesigned approach to our previous New Member Education program. The Preparation for Brotherhood has a renewed emphasis on values-based education, truly positive and focused on inspiration, lifelong friendships and a thorough understanding of our history which helps our members understand the roots of our Sigma Chi Values. The P4B has a specific design and approach with a greater emphasis on the total eradication of hazing and any unnecessary, detrimental activity. The pledge program must be followed in its entirety with alumni assistance.
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Staff Visits: The chapter will be responsible for working with the International Fraternity Headquarters to establish staff visits once a semester for three consecutive semesters. There will have to be consideration for the staff’s previously scheduled visits with other chapters, but the chapter will receive priority. The staff will work with the chapter to establish social service to aid the chapter in giving back to the community. Other staff visits may be deemed necessary by the Membership Review Committee, and those will become required, but we will mandate a minimum of two visits during the course of the academic year. The chapter will also have to coordinate with the Headquarters staff to ensure their presence leading up to and during their ritualistic Ceremonies of Initiation. This is required to ensure proper performance of all activities and to give any guidance the chapter may need for performing the ritual.
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Contract of Recommitment: All current and new members of the Chapter must agree to the Contract of Recommitment, as established by Sigma Chi International Headquarters. Any member who fails to sign the contract will be moved to Suspended Active Status and be barred from participation of undergraduate activities by Sigma Chi International Headquarters. This is to be completed no later than March 31, 2017.
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Recommitment Event: All current and new members of the Chapter will be required to engage in the Sigma Chi recommitment exercise, directed by your chapter advisor and/or Grand Praetor, and sign a recommitment statement in order to move forward. Those members not interested in full recommitment will automatically OPT OUT, and will be suspended from all undergraduate Sigma Chi activity for a period lasting two years beyond their date of graduation from campus. This is to be completed no later than March 31, 2017.
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Crossroads Workshop: This program will help brother’s understand the importance of and encourage value-based decision-making about alcohol and drugs. It will also cover the dangers that are inherent in engaging in such activities. It will focus on the role and function of the innocent bystander. At least 90% of the Chapter’s active membership and 90% of the Fall 2016 New Members are required to attend the program. The chapter must utilize the OrgSync system to record attendance at this workshop. Attendance is due to the Office of the Dean of Students within 30 minutes of program completion. This is to be completed no later than April 24, 2017.
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Anti-Hazing Workshop: A journey module designed to illustrate the importance of new member education and how much more beneficial that education is without the detrimental effects of hazing and unaligned, negative behaviors. This programs encourages deeper discussion about hazing, its effect on people, and helps members adopt greater courage in confronting others when they find them hazing or mistreating other people in any circumstance. At least 90% of the Chapter’s active membership and 90% of the Fall 2016 New Members are required to attend the program. The chapter must utilize the OrgSync system to record attendance at this workshop. Attendance is due to the Office of the Dean of Students within 30 minutes of program completion. This is to be completed no later than April 24, 2017.
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Balfour Leadership Training Workshop: The chapter is required to have five members present at the annual weekend long Balfour Leadership Training Workshop (LTW) in August 2017, where chapter officers will develop knowledge of their office, and become more efficient officers in the chapter. They will develop as a team to address the issues in the chapter. During Balfour LTW, the members will also be required to meet with both the International President and Vice President to discuss strategies for changing their culture. Members of the Delta Theta chapter will also receive priority for attending Sigma Chi’s week-long Horizons Leadership Program. This program helps individual brothers strengthen their leadership skills. Members attending the workshop are required to meet with Office of the Dean of Students staff by September 8, 2017 to discuss what they learned and the goals that they have set as a result.
  • Brotherhood Workshop: In collaboration with Sigma Chi International Headquarters and the Office of the Dean of Students, the Chapter will hold an approved workshop on brotherhood. This workshop should help the chapter define brotherhood in their own words and to move towards a culture based around belonging and accountability. Any financial obligations related to this workshop must be paid for by the Chapter. At least 90% of the Chapter’s active membership and 90% of the Fall 2016 New Members are required to attend the program. The chapter must utilize the OrgSync system to record attendance at this workshop. Attendance is due to the Office of the Dean of Students within 30 minutes of program completion. This is to be completed no later than August 25, 2017.
  • Review of Chapter Practices: The Chapter, in conjunction with Sigma Chi International Headquarters and Delta Theta Chapter Alumni Advisory Board, will review the below listed practices to determine if appropriate changes should be made for the betterment of the Chapter. All changes should be reported in writing to Sigma Chi International Headquarters and the Office of the Dean of Students. This is to be completed no later than August 25, 2017.
    -Recruitment methods;
    -Minimum qualifications for new members;
    -Standards for new members;
    -Current new member education practices and calendar.
  • Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute: The chapter is required to send two newly elected 2017-2018 Executive Board members or emerging leaders to an Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) session during summer 2017. Financial obligations related to this program are expected to be covered by the chapter. Members attending the workshop are required to meet with Office of the Dean of Students staff by September 8, 2017 to discuss what they learned and the goals that they have set as a result. (Note: The Chapter is advised to sign-up as soon as possible for discounted registration and priority placement).
  • Sigma Chi International Headquarters, Ritual Renaissance Program: This is our flagship ritual immersion module designed to reinvigorate the chapter’s understanding of our Ritual, Ritual and Fraternal history, and the values-based roots of our Fraternity’s founding and programming in Sigma Chi. It strengthens a member’s connection to the values and motivations of our Founders and focuses the chapter on a move-forward path tied to the ideals of Sigma Chi. At least 90% of the Chapter’s active membership and 90% of the Fall 2016 New Members are required to attend the program. The chapter must utilize the OrgSync system to record attendance at this workshop. Attendance is due to the Office of the Dean of Students within 30 minutes of program completion. This is to be completed no later than December 4, 2017.
  • Brotherhood Agreement: The Chapter should develop a Brotherhood Agreement, based on the guiding principles of the completed workshops. All affiliated members must sign the agreement. This is to be completed no later December 4, 2017.


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Organizational Conduct History

Chapters listed here are currently in good standing with the University but have had University related conduct in the past three years. Items listed below will be removed from the website three years after the chapter has completed all sanctions and requirements. 

Reported to Institution: March 22,  2016
Investigation Initiated: March 22, 2016 
Organization Charged:
 April 26, 2016 
Date Probation Ends
: April 24, 2017

(Inter)National Organization Sanctions Imposed: No

Description: 
The chapter took responsibility for violating the terms mentioned in a September 10th, 2015 conduct appeal letter from the Vice Chancellor for Student Development at the time and subsequent communication from the Office of the Dean of Students by having an event with another organization at 927 Vine Street on January 29th, 2016 without prior approval. The fraternity was on Disciplinary Probation on January 29th, 2016, as they were found responsible for participating in hazing, providing alcohol to minors, causing physical to any person (including oneself), and violating federal, state, or local law during the fall 2013 semester.

Charges & Findings:

  • Student Code of Conduct Section D, Provision Number 26 (Page 40): Violating the terms of an interim suspension, a no-contact directive, or a disciplinary penalty imposed by the University. - Responsible

Sanctions:

  • The chapter will remain on disciplinary probation status from today until the last day of classes in spring 2017 (April 24th). If all the below sanctions are not completed by March 10th, 2017 or if there are any additional conduct sanctions that the chapter is found responsible for, the chapter risks further disciplinary actions including likely suspension of organizational recognition
  • In collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students and non-Kappa Sigma entities/vendors, the chapter will hold an approved recruitment and marketing retreat for the chapter membership
  • In collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students, the chapter will develop and execute an approved transition/training plan for the current and the 2017 incoming executive board
  • The chapter will evaluate the current chapter membership expectations and accountability to those expectations with the assistance of Headquarters and Alumni Leadership
  • Full participation in any Kappa Sigma leadership programs offered through regional, Headquarters, or alumni leadership during summer 2016
  • The chapter will not be able to participate in fall 2016 Homecoming or spring 2017 Greek Show
  • The chapter will not be able to have a semi-formal/formal during the fall 2016 semester. Any questions should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students
  • The chapter will follow any additional directives/expectations from Kappa Sigma International Headquarters, Alumni Leadership and constituents
  • If the chapter completes the above mentioned requirements by March 10th, 2017 and there are no additional chapter conduct issues, the chapter may petition to have a formal in April or May 2017

Reported to Institution: December 1, 2016
Investigation Initiated: December 2, 2016 
Organization Charged:
 December 4, 2016 
Date Probation Ends
: May 13, 2017

(Inter)National Organization Sanctions Imposed: Yes

Description:
The Office of the Dean of Students received a report during September 2015 alleging the chapter was hazing their fall new members and providing minors within the fraternity alcohol. The chapter was investigated for the aforementioned alleged Student Code of Conduct violations and was found responsible for Providing Alcohol to Minors through interviews with chapter members and leadership. Sanctions in a letter dated November 19th included the inability to host social events at the fraternity chapter house from November 19th, 2015 to December 9, 2016; the fraternity chapter house was to have no alcohol allowed in the house from November 19th 2015 to December 19th, 2016; the active fraternity membership was to complete a hazing workshop by May 1 2016; and the active membership and fall 2015 new members were to complete an alcohol education workshop by May 1, 2016. The chapter failed to host the hazing workshop for its’ members by the required date, violating the terms of their Disciplinary Probation. This failure to comply with University sanctions resulted in two additional Code of Conduct violations described below. 

 

Charges & Findings:
  • Student Code of Conduct Section D, Provision Number 26 (Page 40): Violating the terms of an interim suspension, a no-contact directive, or a disciplinary penalty imposed by the University. - Responsible
  • Student Code of Conduct Section D, Provision Number 24 (Page 40): Failing to respond to a request to report to a University administrative office; failing to comply with a lawful directive of a University employee or other public official acting within the scope of his/her duties; or failing to identify oneself to a University employee or other public official acting within the scope of his/ her duties when requested to do so. - Responsible

Sanctions:

  • Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary Probation indicates that the University has found you in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and/or other University policies. You are placed on probationary status with the University December 10, 2016 through May 13, 2017. During this time, the University expects that you will reflect on your behavior, prevent further unacceptable behavior, and demonstrate positive contributions to the University community. Further violations will result in more severe disciplinary actions, including suspension.

  • Loss of Privilege(s): You are restricted from the following University privilege(s): 1. No alcohol is allowed in the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter house; 2. No social events are to be held at the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter house. This restriction is effective December 10, 2016 through May 13, 2017.

  • Other: All members of the active chapter must complete a hazing work shop coordinated through the national organization and approved by the UTC Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. This must be completed by February 1, 2017.

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Inactive or Suspended Chapters

These chapters below have been removed from campus and are no longer recognized by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This information will be updated as needed.

Status: Suspended

Removed by: Delta Upsilon International Headquarters

Date of Removal: April 25, 2016

Reason for Removal: Debt owed to the International Headquarters and non-compliance with a payment plan.

Status: Suspended

Removed by: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Date of Removal: April 25, 2017

Reason for Removal: Code of Conduct Violations

  • (5) Causing physical harm to any person (including oneself); endangering the health or safety of any person (including oneself); engaging in conduct that causes a reasonable person to fear harm to his/her health or safety; or making an oral or written statement that an objectively reasonable person hearing or reading the statement would interpret as a serious expression of an intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular individual or group of individuals, although the speaker need not mean to carry out the act of unlawful violence in order to constitute a violation of this rule.
  • (11) Participating in hazing. "Hazing" is defined as any intentional or reckless act, on or off Universitycontrolled property, by one student, acting alone or with others, which is directed against any other student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student, or which induces or coerces a student to endanger his or her mental or physical health or safety, and includes treatment of a violent, abusive, shameful, insulting, or humiliating nature. Without limiting the foregoing, such action is prohibited when connected with initiation into or affiliation with an organization and does not include participation in customary athletic events or similar competition.

Eliglble for Return: May 8, 2018

Status: Suspended 

Removed by: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Date of Removal: 2014

Reason for Removal: Hazing

Eligible for Return: Fall 2018 Semester

Status: Suspended 

Removed by: Phi Delta Theta International Headquarters 

Date of Removal: October 17, 2017

Reason for Removal: Failure to meet Fraternity’s Minimum Standards Policy

Status: Inactive

Removed by: Sigma Beta Rho National Headquarters

Date of Removal: Spring 2015

Reason for Removal: Low membership and retention

  • Alpha Tau Omega (Tennessee Theta Upsilon)- Inactive
  • Delta Chi
  • Pi Beta Phi (Tennessee Alpha)-Inactive in 1989
  • Phi Mu-Closed in 1970
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon (Sigma Omega)-Inactive

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